Monday, September 27, 2010

What I did on my summer vacation.

Here are the some pics to follow up with my return. 
First are some pics from Hawaii.  We stayed off Black Rock in Maui.  We always seem to have an exciting time.  The excitement seems to follow us.  While there, fires shut down the road that connects Lahaina to the rest of Maui.  Teen idol Zack Ephron was present for a Movie Festival.  The end of the vacation was saddened by the disappearance of a snorkeler right in front of our room.  Four or five days emergency personnel were present in the ocean, of land and even in the parking lot.  We stayed out of the ocean for part of the day.  The Lola was afraid that she would have a life altering event.  Here is a pic of the area where we would wait for the bus.   We enjoyed the trip to the other side of the island.  This "ginger" bloom was just gorgeous.  We also went to the top of Haleakala.  This old volcano looks like something more from moon.
At the top of the mountain is the strangest looking plant.
 This plant looks like it is metallic.
  It grows for up to 25 years before it blooms and then dies. 
 The last pic is of the view in the evening from our window.  What a way to go to bed at night. 
Well I am saving some pics for next time.

Just Another Quilter

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Where have I been????

I can't believe that I have been gone for so long.  The kids finished school and it was suddenly busy. 

What I did on my summer vacation:
  1. Went to Maui for 2 weeks and---saw sea turtles, shopped, found a quilt shop in a mall, went for walks, saw cool flowers, hiked, went to an aquarium, watched a water bottle collapse coming down a  mountain, and read a few books.
  2. Watched some awesome fireworks for the 4th of July
  3. A daughter got her braces off
  4. Went to visit family in another state
  5. Picked up hours at work
  6. Watched lots of softball games
  7. Helped with Bible school
  8. Picked blueberries
  9. Picked tomatoes
  10. Made spaghetti sauce
  11. Made salsa
  12. Made plum jam
  13. Made zucchini bread
  14. Went swimming
  15. Went fishing
  16. Went to Mayo for a conference
  17. Sent the youngest kid to a new school (Middle School)
  18. Did very little quilting! 
What I did since the kids went back to school.  
  1. Remind dad to schedule the hip surgery that he really needs. 
  2. Hear that mother has yet again fallen of the bike. 
  3. Made scarf made from fabric purchased while at Mayo
  4. Finished bibs for baby born in July.  Still not delivered.
  5. Started a quilt as you go project for the Christmas Traditions
  6. Buy a new car
  7. Take old car in for brake problems
  8. Take other old car in for wheel bearing problems
  9. Go to local quilt show for 2 hours--not long enough but got to go.
  10. Take child for enlarged ear???? Infection? Allergies? Bite?
  11. Pick up hours at work
  12. Made a mission meal
I will get some pics in the next post.  Of food, flowers, cars, & quilt related stuff.  Tomorrow??!!!??

Just Another Quilter
where life gets in the way of quilting.